We’ve now entered day 2 of our Ultimate Christmas Song Bracket, and the competition just keeps heating up.
In case you missed our initial post yesterday, we started with 16 inarguable Christmas classics, and after thousands of user votes, somehow we narrowed it down to eight. Some battles were close, and others bit the dust pretty hard (not your time yet, “Frozen”). Now that we’ve reached our final eight, it’s tough to find a bad song on the board. Every battle is between two titans of their respective Christmas song subgenres. Without further ado, here are yesterday’s results, as well as today’s matchups.
Yuletide Pop Region
We’ve got our first upset of the tournament folks, with Jackson 5 just barely squeaking out a victory over George Michael’s ’80s pop outfit. Lets see how the family band stacks up in the Elite Eight against strong one seed Mariah Carey.
(1) “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (64%) Over (4) “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (36%)
(3) “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” (53%) Over (2) “Last Christmas” (47%)
Classic Christmas Crooners Region
Another first round upset lets the three-seeded Nat King Cole see another day, but it’ll be a tough match, standing toe-to-toe with Ol’ Blue Eyes.
(1) “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (60%) Over (4) “Baby It’s Cold Outside” (40%)
(3) “The Christmas Song” (59%) Over (2) “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (41%)
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Rockers Region
Two extremely close first round match-ups resulted in what is sure to be a barn-burner of a round two for the holiday rockers. Two of the biggest guitar-wielding pioneers face off for the crown of the rock region. What’ll it be, Blue or Happy?
(1) “Blue Christmas” (57%) Over (4) “Little Saint Nick” (43%)
(2) “Happy Christmas” (53%) Over (3) “Run, Run, Rudolph” (47%)
iTunes Holiday Shuffle Region
The biggest runaway match-ups in the first round still provide a pretty fierce Elite Eight matchup of holiday classics. No more modern day Disney or holiday hip-hop to weed out.
(1) “Christmas Time is Here” (79%) Over (4) “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” (21%)
(2) “Feliz Navidad” (73%) Over (3) “Christmas in Hollis” (27%)